Fixed ramp solution for trains
Stepless has specially designed and produced a ramp system for 135 city trains in Copenhagen so that wheelchair users can get in and out of trains. It only takes 10 seconds for train staff to operate the ramp and make it ready for use.
The ramp construction consists of three main elements:
- Lite ramp
- Mechanical steering arm which holds the ramp
- Cabinet to store the ramp when it is not in use
The ramp is folded width-wise and placed in the cabinet by the door. The cabinet is designed to suit the interior of a DSB city train. The ramp distinguishes itself by being fitted with a mechanical arm that ensures fast and secure unfolding of the ramp without train staff having to carry out heavy lifting.
The ramp system has the following advantages:
- Enables wheelchair users to get on/off trains fast
- Easy and simple handling
- The ramp is stored discreetly in the cabinet
- Minimum weight and lifting for train staff
- High security for positioning of ramp due to the mechanical steering arm
- Does not slip during use
- Option to dismantle the ramp quickly and use it elsewhere
The ramp construction uses a specially designed Lite ramp. Read more about the standard Lite ramp which is the absolute lightest on the market due to a unique material composition of glass and graphite fibre.